Spicy Chicken Noodles

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Spicy Chicken Noodles

Prep 15 m

Cook 13 m

Ready In 28 m

2 Servings

895 Calories


"No matter what recipe they're used in, rice noodles are a proven crowd-pleaser. I think this spicy chicken noodles dish is perfect for using up leftover chicken, assuming it wasn't horribly overcooked in the first place. If you did want to use raw chicken, go ahead and chop it up, and stir-fry it for a minute or two before adding your vegetables."

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  1. Vegetables:

  2. 1 large carrot, finely sliced or shredded

  3. 2 cups shredded green cabbage

  4. 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  5. 2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  6. 1/2 cup chopped green onions

  7. 3 cloves garlic, finely crushed

  8. Sauce:

  9. 1/2 cup chicken broth

  10. 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar

  11. 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

  12. 1 tablespoon soy sauce, plus more to taste

  13. 1 tablespoon ketchup

  14. 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  15. 1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce, or more to taste

  16. 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  17. Noodles:

  18. 1 (8 ounce) package dried rice noodles

  19. 1 pinch salt

  20. 8 ounces cooked chicken breast, torn into bite-size pieces

  21. 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  22. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  23. 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro


  1. Place carrots, cabbage, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, green onions, and garlic in a mixing bowl.

  2. Mix chicken broth, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, sriracha sauce, and red pepper flakes together in a separate mixing bowl.

  3. Place dry rice noodles in a large mixing bowl. Cover with about 6 cups boiling water; add a pinch of salt. Stir from time to time until noodles are soft, about 10 minutes. Drain; cool with cold water. Drain thoroughly. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add shredded chicken; drizzle with sesame oil. Toss to coat.

  4. Heat large skillet over high heat; drizzle in vegetable oil. When oil is hot (almost but not quite smoking), add the vegetable mixture. Cook and stir until vegetables are hot and steamy, 1 or 2 minutes. Pour in sauce; cook and stir over high heat until sauce starts to bubble, about 1 minute. Add noodles and chicken. Cook and stir to blend ingredients and ensure ingredients are hot, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add chopped cilantro; stir.

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